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How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose

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author image M.H. Dyer
M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.
How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Clogged pores are caused by a buildup of oil, bacteria, tiny hairs and dead skin cells. Pores on the face, back, chest, neck, arms and legs can become clogged -- and they're especially stubborn on the nose because the oil-producing glands in that area are very active. With proper care, you can keep clogged pores at bay and prevent severe breakouts. If the clogged pores on your nose worsen, blackheads develop or your skin is irritated and painful, discuss the matter with your physician.

Step 1

How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Wash your face and nose regularly with a gentle pH-balanced cleanser. Alternatively, cleanse your face with products containing alpha hydroxy acid, which will prevent the buildup of dead skin and bacteria. Avoid excessive rubbing, scrubs and exfoliants, which can irritate the skin and stimulate the production of more oil.

Step 2

How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Smooth an oil-free toner or clarifying lotion over your nose with a cotton ball or cosmetic pad if your skin isn't sensitive, advises University of Utah Health Care. Apply an oil-free moisturizer if your skin is sensitive or dry.

Step 3

How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Pull oil and debris from your pores with over-the-counter pore strips. Only use the products as directed, as overuse can irritate the skin.

Step 4

How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Apply makeup sparingly. Use oil-free cosmetics and skincare products marked "non-comedogenic" or "water-based."

Step 5

How to Remove Clogged Pores on the Nose
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Keep your hands away from your face and nose, because they can transmit oil that clogs the pores. Avoid picking or pinching clogged pores, which can damage the skin.

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